The end of last season saw The Flash sacrifice himself and get trapped within the Speed Force, and now it's learned he was trapped there for six months.
EW.com posted the following image of Grant Gustin as Barry Allen having left the Speed Force where we can see he looks rather tired and worn out.
“Initially, Barry is pretty scrambled when he comes out of the Speed Force,” Grant Gustin offers about The Flash Season 4. “He’s not himself, he’s talking nonsense. The way I see it, when he was in the Speed Force, he experienced his whole life laid out in front of him from start to finish. So in some sense, he comes out very wise, kind of knowing everything, but he has no understanding of what he’s seen, so he comes out very jumbled and talking what he thinks makes complete sense, but just nonsense to the rest of the crew.”
While the image may tease a darker version for The Flash Season 4, it's noted that's not the case, and it has previously been said the season will be a lot more fun as well.
"The most important thing about Barry this year is that the experience of being in the Speed Force was a bit of a baptism for him. The premiere episode is called The Flash Reborn and Barry, in a way, has been born again,” producer Anderw Kreisberg said, with it noted it doesn't mean they are following the DC comic book storyline. “His experience in there has really washed away a lot of his sins and cleansed him of a lot of his doubts, his fears, and his guilts, and it really is leaving him free and clear to just have an open road and a fresh start. He really loves being The Flash again.”
Kreisberg continues with mention that the CW DC shows have really come into their own.
“It’s not in the titles, but every one of these shows — whether it’s Supergirl, Arrow, or Flash — it really is like Arrow Begins, Flash Begins, and Supergirl Begins,” Kreisberg says. “Now it’s season 4 and he’s really become The Flash in the comic books, the one who really is in full mastery of his skills and has the emotional maturity that he has in the comics.”
The Flash Season 4 premiers Tuesday, October 10th at 8pm ET.